The Alumni Relations Team has had an exciting and busy 2013 - having interacted with over 140 000 graduates at a range of lunches, dinners, film screenings, workshops and graduation ceremonies and via email, written and telephonic communication. Communication via the website, Facebook, Twitter and SMS has increased and is an effective way of informing graduates of UKZN events and issues.
In 2013 a number of exciting and important activities took place and these include: Alumni dinners in both East London and Port Elizabeth in March, the April 2013 graduation ceremonies on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses (at which we welcomed over 8000 new graduates), the important Reunion for graduates and staff of the Music School (12 April 2013) which took place on the Howard College campus and the Convocation AGM and Awards which were held in May. An alumnus lunch in Swaziland took place in July and this was followed by an alumnus lunch in Mpumalanga in August. The London: UK annual event took place on 12 September 2013. Other interesting events include the Student Chapter activity on all five campuses and the Durban Alumni Association also has had a full programme of talks and outings for the year.
In order to invite alumni to the planned events and to keep everyone updated on University events – we are eager to secure the current contact details of alumni – especially email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Also, please encourage any friends or relatives who are graduates and have not received any correspondence from the University during 2012 to provide us with their updated contact details. This can be done via the website.
The Alumni Relations Team looks forward to interacting and meeting with alumni and welcomes suggestions on how we can build stronger relationships with all our fellow graduates.
With our very best wishes,
The Alumni Relations Team.
A Tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Former President of South Africa, Freedom Fighter and Philanthropist (1918 – 2013)
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
History will remember him as one of the greatest men who ever lived – who changed a country, who changed a nation and touched many lives around the world. A powerful man and a great leader…loved and admired by so many throughout the world. Always remembered…
Invitation to the Memorial Service for Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Thursday, 12th December 2013